Despite a windy week, fishermen from Volusia-Flagler bring in snapper, snook and plaice
Windy conditions made life difficult for fishermen in the area last week, but that doesn’t mean the fish weren’t biting.
Flagler Pier signaling mackerel, plaice
Captain Mike Vickers (hamockbaitandtackle.com) said fishing around Flagler beaches slowed last week due to high winds and blown grass offshore.
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“Fishermen who battled the conditions reported whiting, blue, Spanish mackerel and reds and drumming around rocks on northern beaches,” he added. “The Flagler Pier brings in whiting, pompano, blues, spanish mackerel, plaice, mutton and drum.”
Snapper, offshore cobia
Captain Lee Carver sent photos of Amberjacks, snappers and cobia caught offshore aboard his rental boat Super Critter.
Sea trout near Ormond Beach, tarpon around Ponce Inlet
Captain Jeff Patterson said sea trout continue to bite into the Halifax River near Ormond Beach “at first light of oyster bars with live shrimp on a cork or free line.”
“Plaice have been fairly abundant for fishing on the shores around the docks and around the oyster beds as well, using mud minnows and soft plastics,” he added. “There has been tarpon scattered all over the river and seems to hold around bridges, especially at night.
Captain Fred Robert said the redfish and tarpon bite around the river in the Ponce Inlet area was hot.
Snook bites at night in Matanzas Inlet
Like the beaches, Vickers said the wind had also taken its toll on fishing in the Matanzas River from High Bridge to Bings Landing.
“Anglers who found shelter from the wind reported a good number of reds, plaice, snook, trout, mangrove snapper, blues, jacks, ladybug, Spanish mackerel, drum and some tarpon, ”he added.
“Matanzas cove and bridge signaled drums, sheep, jacks, blues, reds, plaice, ladybugs, trout, snooks, whiting, pompano and sharks. the best red bite has been on the moving tides. “
Spinnerbaits catching bass along Lake Woodruff
Captain Bryn Adams of Highland Park Fish Camp in DeLand said spinnerbaits on Lake Woodruff are a “sure-fire way” to catch bass right now.
“Try the north side of the lake, working your spinnerbait through the spatterdock water lilies,” she says. “But bass fishing isn’t the only thing going on right now. As the full moon approaches, it’s a great time to tackle sunfish like blue panfish, shellcracker and the warmouth. Live crickets or worms work best, standing up against the banks of the river. “
Volusia-Flagler fish photos
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